Here is Peggy Artelle with Georgie the Monster, one of our new puppets introduced at the festival. Click on the photo to see a larger version.
http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/puppets-take-over-almonte-on-the-weekend-as-festival-enjoys-its-11th-year (look for the photo of the girl with the two snowman puppets)
We also had a visit from a little girl who brought her favourite puppet with her, a leopard puppet that I made a few years back. (The prototype is shown above) She had named her puppet Shadow, and it was well played with which is wonderful to see. For me, seeing kids enjoy the puppets is what makes this all worth while! It really made my day!
Here's another view of our puppet display. It's always fun to watch people as they try out our puppets and have a good time, as having fun is what puppetry is all about! Thank you so much to everyone for stopping buy, and to the festival organizers, we had a great time!
Photos and text © Mike Artelle, 2015